Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Drawn largely from the autobiography of Babur, the Book 1 of 6 in Empire of the Moghul Series (6 Book Series). The first book in the Empire of the Moghul series: chronicling the rise and fall of the Moghul rulers of India, beginning with Babur who swept in from Central Asia. Raiders from the North is the first in a quintet of novels chronicling the rise and fall of the Moghul Empire. The story begins in when the ruler of Ferghana.

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Raiders from the North by Alex Rutherford

Relying perhaps on the Baburnama, Rutherford succeeds in balancing and showcasing Babur, the emperor, as well as Babur, the person. Babur constructs a powerful empire, but is faced with another problem when Humayun is seriously ill.

Aug 26, Nilanjan Guin rated it liked it. At twelve, an age when his own sons are considered by Babur himself and still too innocent to understand the yearnings of power, Babur assumes the throne of Ferghana.

But what could he do to stop his eldest son from committing the gravest mistake – rebelling? I have found some good books by doing it. Alex Rutherford is a pen name for a husband and wife writing team.

Babur with moghu, help of Persian forces regained Samarkand — but was forced to accept Shiaism, albeit temporarily, himself being a Sunni. Articles to be expanded from August All articles to be expanded Pages to import images to Wikidata.


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The battle scenes are numerous and captured with all their bloody exaggerations. Ruler of the World. Mar 12, Linda rated it really liked frim.

A life of raiding, marauding, and becoming both bandit and leader as he enlists an army worthy of legend, seems to be his unfortunate destiny.

But the events that follow his coronation prove to be a roller coaster ride and he is forced to reconsider his future. There’s little depth to any of the characters once you progress past the first chapter and it becomes an endless repetition of certain individuals having tokenistic routines to play in the story without any real gravity to anything they do.

With many enemies, he had no one to trust, with his own milk-mother and brother planning to plot against him. As for rating it, I can only give it 2 stars and attach this ‘view’ to it. Empire of the Moghul” by Showing of 65 reviews. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

Book Review: Empire Of The Mughal : Raiders From The North by Alex Rutherford

Newer Post Older Post Home. Nations have to have selective history, and for some reasons Moghuls have not really featured as favourites in the popular history of Pakistan, which is a great loss indeed. A conquering emperor who loses his capital more than once. I never heard about this book before. On the whole, I think that ratings for this book could go either way depending on the simple fact that all readers look for different personal ingredients that make their own reading choices enjoyable.


Alex Rutherford is the pen name of Diana Preston and her husband Michael. After all, all accounts are unreliable to some extant, no matter how stringently noted. Empire of the Moghul 1. I felt the story lacked the human entities that Iggulden and Cornwell inject in their stories; an ingredient I feel is necessary for my own reading enjoyment.

I also felt that it was improbable that a year-old boy would show the depth of experience and ability to become this instant fierce warrior that the author portrays. The Mughals were a colourful lot: I am sure it must have been painstaking. You won’t regret it! For the next few years, Babur em;ire his life by the sword. Mimi January 27, Its more like a boring history book which goes on and on about how Babur conquered and killed other kings.